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October 5th is National Depression Screening Day

October 5th, 2017

“It is really time to flip the script on mental health in this country. It’s time. It’s time to tell everyone who’s dealing with a mental health issue that they’re not alone, and that getting support and treatment isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength.” – Michelle Obama, Remarks by The First […]

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What Not to Say to Someone Who Is Depressed

May 9th, 2017

Dos and Don’ts On any given day, there are a plethora of factors that could play into one’s mood: The weather, the holidays, Monday mornings, and so on. It is normal to feel circumstantially sad or to end up with a case of the winter blues. But how does this differ from clinical depression? According […]

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What is dysthymic disorder?

April 10th, 2017

Dysthymia (dis-THIE-me-uh) is persistent depressive disorder. It is a continuous long-term (chronic) form of depression. Dysthymia affects approximately 3 million people in the US each year (Source: Mayo Clinic). It is defined as a low mood occurring for at least two years, along with at least two other symptoms of depression. Examples of symptoms include: […]

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Depression questionnaire for young adults

August 31st, 2016

Depression.  It’s one of the most common and misunderstood mental health disorders amongst young adults today.  And did you know that identifying and understanding symptoms can be one of the best ways to prevent depression from escalating to more severe consequences, such as substance use disorders or suicide? So what are some of the signs and […]

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The Physical Side of Emotional Pain

June 10th, 2016

Those who suffer from depression and anxiety know all too well that emotional pain is just as much physical as it is mental. Depression is a complicated and all-consuming disorder that leaves its sufferers battling each day to overcome both emotional and physical pain. For approximately half of depression sufferers, physical pain is the first […]

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Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety And Depression

September 3rd, 2014

One of the hardest parts about suffering from depression is that it makes you feel awful not only mentally and emotionally, but physically. Many people with depression suffer from chronic pain or other physical symptoms. And many people with depression also struggle with anxiety disorders, which have their own physical effects. Since depression makes anxiety […]

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